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“opera house”(20 reviews)
“family circle”(6 reviews)
Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philly Pops.
232 S Broad St # 46, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3816
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have seen a number of ballets at this venue, just breathtaking. It is one of the oldest theaters in the United States. It has been restored beautifully!! I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. I throughly enjoyed watching Pennyslvania Ballet...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Darla O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took my 10 year old daughter to see The Nutcracker here! The building is beautiful! There's plenty of bathrooms, a coat check, concession locations and helpful staff! The downfall, be sure to check your seats. There are columns right at some seats, if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank becky1076
Reviewed 4 days ago

We totally enjoy the performances at the Academy of Music. The venue is great and the music is unbelievablely wonderful. Fully endorse them.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DavidPan18
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A most amazing rendition of the classical Christmas classic! The addition of the Philadrlphis Boys Choir adds a special treat. I would recommend sitting in the front of the balcony or in the side boxes. It’s a restored historical theatre (read narrow and close in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank retired_Ell_teach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building of the academy of Music Philadelphia in unique. Its remind me of the big opera houses in Europe. Very elegant good acoustic. they have special features k=like a very big and old chandelier.we went yesterday to a Philly tradition to see the Nutcracker...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sararefaeli
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

I've been here many times over the years and finally decided to write a review. Or most recent visit was for our 3rd Nutcracker Suite Ballet. If you've never seen it I highly reccomend it! This is a wonderful, historic venue that offers beautiful architecture,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crutt13
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Show was fantastic. The Academy of Music is a very comfortable theater. The only negative as far as I was concerned was the cost of the wine which I thought was a bit steep.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rjkhmm
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

I took my 4 year old Goddaughter to see Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory and it was a Wonderful performance. It kept her totally memorized during the entire show. The special affects were great. I would really give this a five stars. Its only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LBIblonde1
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This is one of the most beautiful placed to come to see a ballet, opera or broadway musical. Very old and quant but beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Aladdin was wonderful and our seats were excellent. There are lots of places to have dinner near The Academy of Music.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Amanda H
4 June 2018|
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Response from chuckees1 | Reviewed this property |
It's center city best way to get to the academy is by public transportation or cab.
15 December 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Reviewed this property |
Most shows/theatres will open the front of house an hour before the performance that means the doors to the lobby. The doors to the auditorium open about 1/2 hour before the scheduled performance unless there are technical... More
9 September 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Reviewed this property |
Yes...check the Kimmel Center's Website They have different events at all three venues. It looks like Operas are planned for September. More musicals like Kinky Boots start in October. Good luck, I hope you find... More